Hurricane Warning Issued for Coastal Volusia County

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Hurricane Irma Advisory Number  41
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL112017
500 AM EDT Sat Sep 09 2017

...EYE OF IRMA CONTINUES MOVING OVER THE CAMAGUEY ARCHIPELAGO OF
CUBA AS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.5N 78.8W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM E OF CAIBARIEN CUBA
ABOUT 245 MI...395 KM SSE OF MIAMI FLORIDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...155 MPH...250 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...930 MB...27.47 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Hurricane Warning and the Storm Surge Warning are extended
northward along the Florida West coast from Anclote River to
Chassahowitzka.

The Hurricane Warning is extended northward along the Florida East
coast to the Flagler/Volusia County Line.

A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued north of Fernandina Beach to
Altamaha Sound, Georgia.

Additional Watches and Warnings may be required for portions of the
coasts of Georgia and South Carolina, as well as portions of the
Florida Gulf Coast later today.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for...
* Volusia/Brevard County Line southward around the Florida peninsula
to Chassahowitzka
* Florida Keys
* Tampa Bay

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...
* North of the Volusia/Brevard County Line to the Flagler/Volusia
County line
* North of Chassahowitzka to Suwannee River

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Flagler/Volusia County Line southward around the Florida peninsula
to Chassahowitzka
* Florida Keys
* Lake Okeechobee
* Florida Bay
* Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus,
Villa Clara, and Matanzas
* Central Bahamas and Ragged Island
* Northwestern Bahamas

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
* North of the Flagler/Volusia County Line to Fernandina Beach
* North and west of Chassahowitzka to Indian Pass
* Cuban provinces of Holguin and Las Tunas

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* Cuban provinces of Holguin, Las Tunas, La Habana, and Ciudad de
la Habana

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* North of Fernandina Beach to Altamaha Sound

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening
inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline,
during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations. For a
depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather
Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at
hurricanes.gov.  This is a life-threatening situation.  Persons
located within these areas should take all necessary actions to
protect life and property from rising water and the potential for
other dangerous conditions.  Promptly follow evacuation and other
instructions from local officials.

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-
threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the
coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours.
For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather
Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at
hurricanes.gov.

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected
somewhere within the warning area.  Preparations to protect life and
property should be rushed to completion.

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible
within the watch area.  A watch is typically issued 48 hours
before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force
winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or
dangerous.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are
expected somewhere within the warning area.

A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are
possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.

Interests elsewhere in Cuba, Florida, and the southeastern United
States should monitor the progress of Irma.

For storm information specific to your area in the United
States, including possible inland watches and warnings, please
monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service
forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside
the United States, please monitor products issued by your national
meteorological service.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Irma was located
near latitude 22.5 North, longitude 78.8 West. Irma is moving toward
the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h).  A turn toward the
northwest is expected by late today, with a turn toward the
north-northwest expected tonight or on Sunday.  On the forecast
track, the center of Irma will move near the north coast of Cuba
today, near the Florida Keys Sunday morning, and then near the
southwest coast of Florida Sunday afternoon.

Maximum sustained winds are near 155 mph (250 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Irma is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Some fluctuations in intensity are likely
during the next day or two, but Irma is expected to remain a
powerful hurricane as it approaches Florida.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 195
miles (315 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 930 mb (27.47 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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STORM SURGE:  The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the
tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by
rising waters moving inland from the shoreline.  The water is
expected to reach the following HEIGHTS ABOVE GROUND if the peak
surge occurs at the time of high tide...

SW Florida from Captiva to Cape Sable...8 to 12 ft
Cape Sable to Boca Raton including the Florida Keys...5 to 10 ft
Venice to Captiva...5 to 8 ft
Suwannee River to Venice including Tampa Bay...3 to 5 ft
Boca Raton to Flagler/Volusia County line...2 to 4 ft

The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of
onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and
destructive waves.  Surge-related flooding depends on the relative
timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over
short distances.  For information specific to your area, please see
products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast
office.

The combination of a life-threatening storm surge and large breaking
waves will raise water levels ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS by the
following amounts within the hurricane warning area near and to the
north of the center of Irma.  Near the coast, the surge will be
accompanied by large and destructive waves.

Ragged Island in the Bahamas...15 to 20 ft
Central and Northwestern Bahamas...3 to 6 ft
Northern coast of Cuba in the warning area...5 to 10 ft

WIND:  Hurricane conditions are still occurring over portions of the
central Bahamas, as well as Ragged Island.  Hurricane conditions are
expected to continue within the hurricane warning area along the
north coast of Cuba through today.  Hurricane conditions are
expected in the northwestern Bahamas today, and in portions of
southern and central Florida and the Florida Keys tonight and
Sunday.

Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are possible within the
watch area in central and north Florida by Sunday.

RAINFALL: Irma is expected to produce the following rain
accumulations through Tuesday night:

Northern Cuba...10 to 15 inches, isolated 20 inches. Southern
Cuba...5 to 10 inches, isolated 15 inches.

Western Bahamas...3 to 6 inches, isolated 10 inches.

The Florida Keys...10 to 20 inches, isolated 25 inches.

The Florida peninsula and southeast Georgia...8 to 15 inches,
isolated 20 inches.

The eastern Florida Panhandle...3 to 6 inches, isolated 8 inches.

Rest of eastern Georgia, western South Carolina, and western North
Carolina...4 to 8 inches. Western Georgia, eastern and northern
Alabama, and southern Tennessee...2 to 5 inches.

In all areas this rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods
and, in some areas, mudslides.

TORNADOES:  A few tornadoes are possible today and tonight over
southern Florida.

SURF:  Swells generated by Irma are affecting the southeastern
Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the northern coast of the
Dominican Republic, and the southeast coast of the United States
today.  These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and
rip current conditions.  Please consult products from your local
weather office.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 800 AM EDT.
Next complete advisory at 1100 AM EDT.

Mandatory Evacuations for Beachside and Curfew

Edit: 9/9/2017 @ 8:50PM

Mandatory evacuations at 5 p.m. Friday in Volusia County for the beachside and people living in manufactured homes and mobile homes.

In Volusia County, the curfew time has been changed to 9 p.m. Sunday to 12 p.m. Monday. Law enforcement will use discretion when they encounter people who are traveling during this time. Employers are encouraged to let their employees be at home or report to work by Sunday morning. People should not be on the road during hurricane force winds.

Hurricane Watch Issued for Coastal Volusia County

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Hurricane Irma Advisory Number 38
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
1100 AM EDT Fri Sep 08 2017 


...EYE OF HURRICANE IRMA MONITORED BY HURRICANE HUNTER PLANES AND CUBAN RADARS... 
...HURRICANE CONDITIONS SPREADING WESTWARD OVER PORTIONS OF CUBA AND THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS... 

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.0N 75.3W ABOUT 270 MI...435 KM E OF CAIBARIEN CUBA ABOUT 405 MI...655 KM SE OF MIAMI FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 285 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...927 MB...27.38 INCHES 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: 

The Storm Surge Warning has been extended from Jupiter Inlet northward to Sebastian Inlet and from Bonita Beach northward to Venice. 

A Storm Surge Watch has been issued from north of Sebastian Inlet to Ponce Inlet. 

The Hurricane Watch has been extended northward along the east coast of Florida to the Flagler/Volusia County Line, and along the west coast of Florida to Anclote River. 

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: 

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for... * Sebastian Inlet southward around the Florida peninsula to Venice * Florida Keys 

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for... * North of Sebastian Inlet to Ponce Inlet 

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for... * Jupiter Inlet southward around the Florida peninsula to Bonita Beach * Florida Keys * Lake Okeechobee * Florida Bay * Southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands * Cuban provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, and Villa Clara * Central Bahamas * Northwestern Bahamas 

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for... * North of Jupiter Inlet to the Flagler/Volusia County Line * North of Bonita Beach to Anclote River * Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Holguin, Las Tunas and Matanzas 

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for... * Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Holguin, and Las Tunas 

A Storm Surge Warning means there is a danger of life-threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, during the next 36 hours in the indicated locations. For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at hurricanes.gov. This is a life-threatening situation. Persons located within these areas should take all necessary actions to protect life and property from rising water and the potential for other dangerous conditions. Promptly follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials. 

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life- threatening inundation, from rising water moving inland from the coastline, in the indicated locations during the next 48 hours. For a depiction of areas at risk, please see the National Weather Service Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic, available at hurricanes.gov. 

A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. 

A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. 

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. 

Interests elsewhere in Cuba, Florida, and the southeastern United States should monitor the progress of Irma. 

For storm information specific to your area in the United States, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. For storm information specific to your area outside the United States, please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service. 

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the distinct eye of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 22.0 North, longitude 75.3 West. Irma is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next day or so with a decrease in forward speed. A turn toward the northwest is expected by late Saturday. On the forecast track, the eye of Irma should move near the north coast of Cuba and the central Bahamas today and Saturday, and be near the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula Sunday morning. 

Maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph (240 km/h) with higher gusts. Irma is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a powerful category 4 hurricane as it approaches Florida. 

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km). 

The latest minimum central pressure reported by both Air Force and NOAA Hurricane Hunter planes was 927 mb (27.38 inches). 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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STORM SURGE: The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water is expected to reach the following HEIGHTS ABOVE GROUND if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide... 

SW Florida from Captiva to Cape Sable...6 to 12 ft Jupiter Inlet to Cape Sable including the Florida Keys...5 to 10 ft Ponce Inlet to Jupiter Inlet...3 to 6 ft Venice to Captiva...3 to 6 ft 

The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances. For information specific to your area, please see products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office. 

The combination of a life-threatening storm surge and large breaking waves will raise water levels ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS by the following amounts within the hurricane warning area near and to the north of the center of Irma. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. 

Turks and Caicos Islands...15 to 20 ft Southeastern and central Bahamas...15 to 20 ft Northwestern Bahamas...5 to 10 ft Northern coast of Haiti and the Gulf of Gonave...1 to 3 ft Northern coast of Cuba in the warning area...5 to 10 ft 

WIND: Hurricane conditions are occurring on the Turks and Caicos Islands, with tropical storm and hurricane conditions ongoing in the southeastern Bahamas. These conditions will move into the central Bahamas later today. Hurricane conditions are expected within the hurricane warning area along the north coast of Cuba late today and Saturday. Hurricane conditions are expected in the northwestern Bahamas tonight and Saturday, and in portions of southern Florida and the Florida Keys Saturday night or early Sunday. 

Hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area in Florida by Sunday, with tropical storm conditions possible by late Saturday. 

RAINFALL: Irma is expected to produce the following rain accumulations through Tuesday night: 

Dominican Republic and Haiti...additional 1 to 4 inches. Turks and Caicos...additional 2 to 4 inches. Southern Bahamas and northern Cuba...10 to 15 inches, isolated 20 inches. Southern Cuba...4 to 8 inches, isolated 12 inches. Jamaica...1 to 2 inches. The upper Florida Keys into southeast Florida...10 to 15 inches, isolated 20 inches. Lower Florida Keys...4 to 8 inches. Eastern Florida northward into coastal Georgia...8 to 12 inches, isolated 16 inches. Western Florida peninsula...4 to 8 inches, isolated 12 inches. Much of Georgia...South Carolina...and Western North Carolina...3 to 6 inches. 

In all areas this rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods and, in some areas, mudslides. 

SURF: Swells generated by Irma are affecting Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the southeastern Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, and should start affecting portions of the southeast coast of the United States later today and tonight. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office. 

NEXT ADVISORY
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Next intermediate advisory at 200 PM EDT. Next complete advisory at 500 PM EDT. 

Hurricane Irma Update - Volusia County Shelters

Public Shelters

Public shelters will begin opening Saturday morning in Volusia County. If possible, evacuees should stay with family and friends prior to seeking public shelter. Residents should not go to public shelters before they open.

Residents are asked to review a list of items to bring with them to the shelters that is posted at www.volusia.org/emergency.

Special Needs Shelters

Residents who are physically, mentally or sensory disabled and those who need supplemental oxygen are asked to seek shelter at one of the special needs shelters that will be opening Saturday.

  • Residents who have signed up for a special needs shelter and have not heard back are asked to go to the special needs shelter, where they will be triaged and admitted accordingly.
  • Residents who did not sign up with the special needs registry are asked to go to the special needs shelter, where they will be triaged and admitted accordingly.
  • Evacuees should be accompanied by a caregiver if this type of assistance normally is needed. 

Special needs shelters cannot accommodate isolation patients and people who need 24-hour dedicated care, a hospital bed, ventilator or other complex care. These individuals should discuss other shelter arrangements with their health care provider or home health provider.

Special needs shelter evacuees should contact Volusia County Animal Services at 386-248-1790 to discuss assistance for sheltering pets.

Evacuees may need to stay at a shelter for several days during an emergency. Since space is limited, they should bring only:

  • Special dietary food, snacks and comfort food
  • Bedding, pillow, blanket
  • Extra clothing, jacket
  • Medications and medical supplies
  • Oxygen supplies (if necessary, arrange with your oxygen company to deliver to the designated special needs shelter)
  • Toiletry items
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Diapers and necessities for infants and elderly and disabled persons
  • Time occupiers such as books, magazines, games and cards
  • Important papers, credit cards, cash and identification

Shelters opening in Volusia County

The following shelters will open at the times noted. Residents are asked to not arrive at a shelter before the opening time.

Opening at 10 a.m. Saturday

  • General Shelters
    • University High School, 1000 W. Rhode Island Ave., Orange City
    • Taylor Middle/High School, 100 E. Washington Ave., Pierson
    • Sweetwater Elementary School, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd., Port Orange
    • Cypress Creek Elementary School, 6100 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange

 

  • Special Needs Shelters (these are pet friendly for those with special needs)
    • Palm Terrace Elementary School, 1825 Dunn Ave, Daytona Beach
    • Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange
    • Creekside Middle School, 6801 Airport Road, Port Orange
    • Freedom Elementary School, 1395 S. Blue Lake Ave., DeLand
    • Heritage Middle School, 1001 Parnell Court, Deltona
  • General Public Pet-Friendly Shelters
    • Hinson Middle School, 1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach
    • Citrus Grove Elementary School, 729 Hazen Road, DeLand
    • Spirit Elementary School, 1500 Meadowlark Drive, Deltona
    • Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. State Road 44, DeLand

Opening at noon Saturday

  • General Shelters
    • Mainland High School, 1255 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
    • River Springs Middle School, 900 West Ohio Ave., Orange City
    • Pride Elementary School, 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona
    • DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand
  • General Public Pet-Friendly Shelters
    • Pine Trail Elementary School, 300 Airport Road, Ormond Beach
    • Champion Elementary School, 921 Tournament Drive, Daytona Beach

Voluntary Evacuation Announced for Hurricane Irma

Source: https://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/emergency-management/pin/messaging-center-messages-pin.stml?portalProcess_dd_0_1_1=showPublicEvent&calendar_entry_id=16582

Based on the latest storm track, residents on the beachside, in low-lying areas, and in RVs, mobile or manufactured homes are asked at this time to evacuate voluntarily. If you are uncomfortable in your home, you also are encouraged to evacuate.

If possible, evacuees should stay with family and friends prior to seeking public shelter. Residents should not go to public shelters before they open.

Hurricane Matthew Update – Volusia County Shelter Locations

The following shelters will open tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 6, in Volusia County (scroll down for explanation of acronyms):

Shelters opening at 8 a.m. 
DeLand High School, 800 N. Hill Ave., DeLand

Sweetwater Elementary School, 5800 Victoria Gardens Blvd., Port Orange

New Smyrna Beach High School, 1015 10th St., New Smyrna Beach

(PF) Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3150 E. State Road 44, DeLand

(SpNS /PF) Atlantic High School, 1250 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange

(SpNS /PF) Creekside Middle School, 6801 Airport Road, Port Orange

(SpNS/PF) Heritage Middle School, 1001 Parnell Court, Deltona

Shelters opening at 9 a.m.
University High School, 1000 W Rhode Island Ave., Orange City

Pine Ridge High School, 925 Howland Blvd., Deltona

River Springs Middle School, 900 West Ohio Ave., Orange City

(PF) Hinson Middle School, 1860 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach

(SpNS /PF) Galaxy Middle School, 2400 Eustace Ave., Deltona

Shelters opening at 11 a.m.
T.D. Taylor Middle/High School, 100 E. Washington Ave., Pierson

Pathways Elementary School, 2100 Airport Road, Ormond Beach

SpNS Shelters (Special Needs Shelters)
For elderly, physically, mentally or sensory disabled, visually or hearing impaired residents or those who need supplemental oxygen. Evacuees should be accompanied by a caregiver if this type of assistance normally is needed. SpNS are not for people who need 24-hour dedicated care, a hospital bed, ventilator, other complex care or isolation patients. These individuals should discuss other shelter arrangements with their physician or home health service provider or caregiver.

PF Shelters (Pet Friendly)
Small animals only, must be crated and cared for by owners (leash, food, water must be brought and will not be provided); will be housed in a separate location at shelter. Only the fairgrounds houses people and pets in the same location.

Mandatory Evacuation Information

County Officials have ordered a mandatory evacuation for beachside, low-lying areas, and RV and mobile home parks. Public shelters will open at 8 a.m. Thursday in Volusia County. The list of locations will be announced Thursday morning before the shelters open.

Bridges will be closed starting at or soon after 6 PM on Thursday, October 6th.

More information on shelters and up to date news from the Volusia County Emergency Management Public Information Network.
 

Port Orange to Conduct Annual Treatment of Water System

Port Orange to conduct Annual Treatment of Water System
Maintenance of the system will ensure water quality

 PORT ORANGE, FL - The Port Orange Utilities Department will perform its annual flushing of the water distribution system beginning Monday, August 24, 2015.  The treatment is done to improve water quality and is referred to as the "annual flushing and treating of the Water Distribution System." 
 
The scheduled completion date of the treatment and flushing is no later than Monday, October 6, 2015.  During this six-week period, the city will change its disinfectant residual to free chlorine.  As always, the water will be of the highest standards and safe to drink.  However, some customers may notice a slight difference in the taste of the water.  We appreciate your understanding during this operation as we strive to improve your water quality.  
 
Besides the Port Orange Distribution System, this treatment will cover Harbor Oaks, Allandale, Ponce Inlet, Wilbur by the Sea, and Daytona Beach Shores north to Thames Avenue.
 
If you have any questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Port Orange Water Treatment Plant at 386-506-5770.  FAQ information on the procedure can be found under the Public Utilities section of the city’s website at www.port-orange.org.